Trek has designed the women's specific Marlin 7 to tick all the boxes. The result? A bike that's ready to race cross country, but equally at home commuting to and from work, school or university. The Alpha silver aluminium frame is lightweight, benefits from internal cable routing, and has a well thought out geometry with a sloping top tube. This culminates in a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all scenarios. For those who need racks and mudguards, the frame is ready with the fixings to fit them, and as with all Trek bikes, the Marlin 7 has a lifetime warranty on the frame. 1x10 Shimano Deore componentry offers efficient and durable gear shifting and is quicker and easier to maintain compared to traditional 2x or 3x setups on the chainrings. The hydraulic disc brakes from Tektro mirror this by offering high performance, with limited maintenance.
It's right for you?
You may be new to off-road cycling, or you might be taking a step up to a bike that can compete, and hold its own with high-end race mountain bikes. The Marlin 7 can also double up as a commuter, especially in the M and ML which comes with 29er wheels for faster rolling.
The Tech you get
Lightweight and durable aluminium frame, with internal cable routing and a wide-range 1x10 Shimano Deore groupset to ensure you never run out of gears on the climbs, whilst also having enough top end for fasts and aggressive descents. Hydraulic disc brakes and 100mm of RockShox Judy suspension ensure even the fastest and most technical descents are tackled with the utmost control.
The Final Word
The Marlin 7 is built according to Trek's MTB heritage and is more than capable of taking on trail adventures, without sacrificing versatility. Lock the suspension and fit a rack and mudguards onto the frame mounts and you have a fantastic commuter, unlock the suspension and head to the trails.
Frame - Alpha Silver Aluminium, internal routing, chainstay disc brake mount, rack and kickstand mount, 135x5 mm QR
Front Suspension - RockShox Judy, coil spring, preload, TurnKey lockout, 100 mm QR, 100 mm travel
Seatpost - Bontrager alloy, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset
Headset - Semi-integrated, 1-1/8˝
Front and Rear Rims - Bontrager Connection, double-wall, 32-hole, 20 mm width, Presta valve
Front Hub - Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt, 5x100 mm QR
Rear Hub - Formula DC-22, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135x5 mm QR
Front and Reay Tyres - Bontrager XR2 Comp 29x2.2"
Crankset - FSA Alpha Drive, Boost
Chainrings - 28T
Shift leavers - Shimano Deore M4100, 10 speed
Rear Derailleur - Shimano Deore, long cage
Cassette - Shimano Deore, 10-speed
Chain - KMC X10, 10-speed
Bottom Bracket - FSA, 73 mm, threaded cartridge, 122.5 mm spindle
Front and Rear Brake - Tektro HD-M275 or M276 hydraulic disc
Handlebars - Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 5 mm rise, 690 mm width
Stem - Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 7 degrees, Blendr compatible
Saddle - Bontrager Ajna 1 Women's